Production Support Engineer

Date:  Nov 16, 2023

Kirksville, MO, US


Kirksville, MO, US




The Engineer, based in Kirksville, Missouri, serves Plant Operations and provides support to Global Engineering; The engineer is responsible for supporting troubleshooting activities, project teams, process development, and providing technical expertise in support of and compatible with Hollister’s Mission and Vision. Other responsibilities may include implementation of LEAN manufacturing principles and capital projects.




  • Technical Support of production and facility equipment.

  • Possess and employ technical competence and troubleshooting abilities to deliver business results.

  • Provide input to assure that proper procedures and preventive maintenance schedules are incorporated into the production teams.

  • Support internal and external resources to complete projects.

  • Identify manufacturing opportunities, develop solutions, and use defined metrics to report progress.

  • Prepare justifications for engineering projects.

  • Complete process development and testing using DOEs and other relevant techniques.

  • Complete product, or subassembly, testing in support of manufacture and product development.

  • Introduce new, validated processes to support NPD, R&D, Operations, or other functions.

  • Support plant feasibility studies.                

  • Demonstrate technical and professional competencies with assigned projects.

  • Work with suppliers to procure key equipment in support of manufacture and product development.

  • Complete process layouts, detailed drawings, or schematics as needed.

  • Develop a familiarity with accounting principles, capital and expense planning, cost center reporting, and other tools to understand project performance.


Essential Functions of the Role: 


  • Prolonged sitting at desk or in meetings

  • Verbal communications, both talking and listening

  • Significant reading and writing requirements

  • Frequent movement over a large manufacturing area

  • Work flexible start/stop times across all shifts

  • Lifting (up to 20 pounds)


Work Experience Requirements

  • Number of Overall Years Necessary: 2-5

  • Minimum 0 to 3 years of industrial experience


Education Requirements: 

  • BSME/EE or equivalent required

Hollister Incorporated is an independent, employee-owned company that develops,manufactures, and markets healthcare products worldwide. The company develops and manufactures products for ostomy care, continence care and critical care, and also develops educational support materials for patients and healthcare professionals. Headquartered in Libertyville, Illinois, it has manufacturing and distribution centers on three continents and sells in nearly 80 countries. Hollister is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Firm of John Dickinson Schneider Inc (JDS Inc), a 100 year old company. Hollister is guided by the shared Mission of JDS Inc, to make life more rewarding and dignified for people who use its products and services. 

Hollister is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability

Job Req ID: 31303

Nearest Major Market: Missouri

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